Maximinus II, as Caesar, 305-309. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.29 g, 7 h), Ticinum, 305-306. MAXMINV-S NOB CAES Laureate head of Maximinus II to right. Rev. FELICITAS CAESS NOSTR / SMT Felicitas seated left, holding caduceus in her right hand and corncuopiae in her left. Calicó -. Depeyrot -. Lanz 160 (2015), 527 (same obverse die). RIC -. Extremely rare, apparently the second known example. An exceptional piece, lustrous and sharply struck with a wonderful portrait. Very thin die breaks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
From the collection of a maître cuisinier, acquired before 2005.
Struck to commemorate the epochal regime-change in 305, this wonderful aureus celebrates the accession of Maximinus II and Severus II as the new Caesars.